Kennedy has been counting votes and running elections for years. We need to listen to what he is telling us. This is our opportunity to prove we are a force to be reckoned with. If the elections were held today we would control the House and the Oval Office. We are the MAJORITY. Let's start acting like it. They Republicans have never accepted defeat gracefully, why should we.
Kennedy gave us a game plan let's follow it.
9am Monday morning shut down the Senate switchboard.
You can use these toll-free numbers (and ask for the Senators by name): 888-355-3588 or 888-818-6641.
All the Info and Ammo you need on the flip
Yesterday Barack Obama said this
"It's really a question whether I vote against Judge Alito once or twice," he said. Obama conceded that there is some doubt precisely how many Democrats might oppose a filibuster, describing the situation as "in flux."
"There's some dispute with respect to those numbers. We're trying to check that out right now," he said.
In Flux = We are having an impact and the numbers are changing. Apparently his.
Today he said this
10:10 a.m: Good news and bad news: Sen. Obama told George Staphylococcus he will (reluctantly) support the filibuster (#14), but also that it would fail - without identifying which Democrats would cause it to fail, which would help us turn them around. Obama said he opposed "procedural maneuvers" and wished Democrats had framed the substantive issues better. Senator Kennedy gave us his list of where we need to put our efforts. Keep going I have all the info for the whole list
Remind all these Senators that Republicans for Choice oppose Alito
The Republican Majority for Choice
(RMC) regrettably announces its opposition to the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court.
But Judge Alito's position on choice, however, is not the only disappointment surrounding his nomination. The selection of Judge Alito sends a very clear message from the Bush Administration and the Republican leadership in Congress that they are willing to continue steering the party into a marginalized corner that puts it at odds with most voters.
This is really important. Here you have sane Republicans stating that the Administration is a bunch of wingnuts.
More info on this herein a diary I did a few weeks ago. All of Kennedy's target republicans are on their advisory board. I was called a cog for pointing this out, so is Kennedy a cog too? snark
While Senator Kennedy did not single out the two Senators from New Jersey they were certainly in a very small group of targets. He is telling us these are the key votes, as they move others will move.
They, in a political, sense are vital to our efforts. We must get them to committ as soon as possible. It becomes much easier for other Senators to come out in opposition if the two Senators from the nominee's home state have come out in opposition. It is very difficult for them to do this because he is a hometown boy. Alito has a lot of powerful connections here. We have to prove there is a groundswell of opposition.
Alito comes from Menendez's former Congressional district. They have to know that we are behind them. Menendez also needs to know that he will need us in the fall and he has to give us reason to work for him.
There is some confussion as to where Menendez stands at this point and we can't take a chance until he makes a public statement.
Senator Robert Menendez [NJ] DEMOCRATIC SWING VOTE
Washington, 202-224-4744 (phone), 202-228-2197 (fax)
Newark, 973-645-3030 (phone)
Remind him he is going to need us come Nov.
Contact Governor Corzine Office of the Governor
PO Box 001
Trenton, NJ 08625
Corzine just appointed Menendez so we should ask for his help in convincing the new Senator to do the right thing. Corzine also wants to run for President some day so everyone's opinion matters.
Senator Frank Lautenberg [NJ] DEMOCRATIC SWING VOTE
Washington, 202-224-3224 (phone), 202-228-4054 (fax)
Camden, 856-338-8922 (phone), 856-338-8936 (fax)
Newark, 973-639-8700 (phone), 973-639-8723 (fax)
If you would like to know more about New Jersey you can find a list of towns here
If you are a new resident and don't know what your Zip Codeis you can find that here.
Here is the rest of the Senators that Kennedy said to focus on. If you can call or fax all 100 then do so. If not focus on where the effort will have the most impact.
Georgia10 has a list of all #'s in the comment section
Senator Mark Pryor [AR] DEMOCRATIC NOT SUPPORTING FILIBUSTER
Washington, 202-224-2353 (phone), 202-228-0908 (fax)
Little Rock, 501-324-6336 (phone), 501-324-5320 (fax)
Senator Blanche Lambert Lincoln [AR] DEMOCRATIC SWING VOTE
Washington, 202-224-4843 (phone), 202-228-1371 (fax)
Dumas, 870-382-1023 (phone), 870-382-1026 (fax)
Texarkana, 870-774-3106 (phone), 870-774-7627 (fax)
Little Rock, 501-375-2993 (phone), 501-375-7064 (fax)
Fayetteville, 479-251-1224 (phone), 479-251-1410 (fax)
Jonesboro, 870-910-6896 (phone), 870-910-6898 (fax)
Senator Maria Cantwell [WA] DEMOCRATIC SWING VOTE
Washington, 202-224-3441 (phone), 202-228-0514 (fax)
Everett, 425-303-0114 (phone), 425-303-8351 (fax)
Spokane, 509-353-2507 (phone), 509-353-2547 (fax)
Vancouver, 360-696-7838 (phone), 360-696-7844 (fax)
Tacoma, 253-572-2281 (phone), 253-572-5859 (fax)
Seattle, 206-220-6400 (phone), 206-220-6404 (fax)
Richland, 509-946-8106 (phone), 509-946-6937 (fax)
Senator Patty Murray [WA] DEMOCRATIC SWING VOTE
Washington, 202-224-2621 (phone), 202-224-0238 (fax)
Everett, 425-259-6515 (phone), 425-259-7152 (fax)
Seattle, 206-553-5545 (phone), 206-553-0891 (fax)
Spokane, 509-624-9515 (phone), 509-624-9561 (fax)
Vancouver, 360-696-7797 (phone), 360-696-7798 (fax)
Yakima, 509-453-7462 (phone), 509-453-7731 (fax)
Senator Max Baucus [MT] DEMOCRATIC SWING VOTE
Washington, 202-224-2651 (phone), 202-224-0515 (fax)
Billings, 406-657-6790 (phone)
Helena, 406-449-5480 (phone)
Great Falls, 406-761-1574 (phone)
Missoula, 406-329-3123 (phone)
Butte, 406-782-8700 (phone)
Kalispell, 406-756-1150 (phone)
Bozeman, 406-586-6104 (phone)
Senator Carl Levin [MI] DEMOCRATIC SWING VOTE
Washington, 202-224-6221 (phone), 202-224-1388 (fax)
Grand Rapids, 616-456-2531 (phone), 616-456-5147 (fax)
Saginaw, 989-754-2494 (phone), 989-754-2920 (fax)
Escanaba, 906-789-0052 (phone), 906-789-0015 (fax)
Traverse City, 231-947-9569 (phone), 231-947-9518 (fax)
Lansing, 517-377-1508 (phone), 517-377-1506 (fax)
Warren, 586-573-9145 (phone), 586-573-8260 (fax)
Detroit, 313-226-6020 (phone), 313-226-6948 (fax)
Senator Tom Harkin [IA] DEMOCRATIC SWING VOTE
Washington, 202-224-3254 (phone), 202-224-9369 (fax)
Des Moines, 515-284-4574 (phone), 515-284-4937 (fax)
Cedar Rapids, 319-365-4504 (phone), 319-365-4683 (fax)
Davenport, 563-322-1338 (phone), 563-322-0417 (fax)
Dubuque, 563-582-2130 (phone), 563-582-2342 (fax)
Sioux City, 712-252-1550 (phone), 712-252-1638 (fax)
Senator Evan Bayh [IN] DEMOCRATIC SWING VOTE
Washington, 202-224-5623 (phone), 202-228-1377 (fax)
South Bend, 574-236-8302 (phone)
Hammond, 219-852-2763 (phone)
Evansville, 812-465-6500 (phone)
Jeffersonville, 812-218-2317 (phone)
Indianapolis, 317-554-0750 (phone), 317-554-0760 (fax)
Fort Wayne, 260-426-3151 (phone)
Senator Joseph I Lieberman [CT] DEMOCRATIC SWING VOTE
Washington, 202-224-4041 (phone), 202-224-9750 (fax)
Hartford, 860-549-8463 (phone), 860-549-8478 (fax) ____________________________________
Senator Olympia Snowe [ME] REPUBLICAN SWING VOTE Advisory Board Republican Majority for Choice
Washington, 202-224-5344 (phone), 202-224-1946 (fax)
Bangor, 207-945-0432 (phone), 207-941-9525 (fax)
Presque Isle, 207-764-5124 (phone), 207-764-6420 (fax)
Biddeford, 207-282-4144 (phone), 207-284-2358 (fax)
Auburn, 207-786-2451 (phone), 207-782-1438 (fax)
Augusta, 207-622-8292 (phone), 207-622-7295 (fax)
Portland, 207-874-0883 (phone), 207-874-7631 (fax)
Senator Susan Collins [ME]Advisory Board Republican Majority for Choice
Washington, 202-224-2523 (phone), 202-224-2693 (fax)
Biddeford, 207-283-1101 (phone), 207-283-4054 (fax)
Portland, 207-780-3575 (phone), 207-828-0380 (fax)
Caribou, 207-493-7873 (phone), 207-493-7810 (fax)
Bangor, 207-945-0417 (phone), 207-990-4604 (fax)
Augusta, 207-622-8414 (phone), 207-622-5884 (fax)
Lewiston, 207-784-6969 (phone), 207-782-6475 (fax)
Senator Lincoln D Chafee [RI] REPUBLICAN SWING VOTE Advisory Board Republican Majority for Choice
Washington, 202-224-2921 (phone), 202-228-2853 (fax)
Providence, 401-453-5294 (phone)
Newport, 401-845-0700 (phone)
Senator Ted Stevens [AK]
Washington, 202-224-3004 (phone), 202-224-2354 (fax)
Fairbanks, 907-456-0261 (phone), 907-451-7290 (fax)
Juneau, 907-586-7400 (phone), 907-586-8922 (fax)
Anchorage, 907-271-5915 (phone), 907-258-9305 (fax)
Kenai, 907-283-5808 (phone), 907-283-4363 (fax)
Wasilla, 907-376-7665 (phone), 907-376-8526 (fax)
Bethel, 907-543-1638 (phone), 907-543-1637 (fax)
Ketchikan, 907-225-6880 (phone), 907-225-0390 (fax)
Dont forget Bush's numbers are in the toilet. We are the majority.